April is Autism Awareness month and there are many different outlets available for you to make a difference in communities that are deeply affected by this disorder. In Dubai especially, there are many different options to choose from when trying to make an impact on the lives of those suffering from Autism.
In Dubai, there is an Autism Rocks Festival available that can be attended at the cost of Dh50 per person. Many internationally famous performers and artists will attend and participate in this Festival. The intent of this festival is to raise awareness about those who live with Autism and how to deal with it. Donations will be collected from the ticket cost for the festival and donated for research into the condition.
Autism Rocks Festival is the conceptual idea from Usha and Sanjay Shah Denmark. The idea was that in order to benefit those who suffer from this illness, awareness needs to be raised on how to deal with it and research needs to be done on ways to treat it. The issue was, however, that many people are uninterested in learning about and helping the treatment of the disease around the country and world.
As a result, they thought of a way to increase interest among the global population, and especially the groups centered in Dubai by creating the Autism Rocks Festival.
The necessity of the Autism Rocks Festival grew out of a personal commitment to the disorder on behalf of the family. Their young son was diagnosed with autism so Sanjay and his wife felt they needed to take part in the international discussion on Autism. They wanted to encourage more research to be done around the world and, in order to do that, they needed to raise the money necessary for it.
Autism Rocks started in 2014 and since then has raised over $600,000 through ticket sales by organizing international superstars such as Prince, Drake, and Flo Rida. This family oriented event includes things such as crazy gold, petting zoos, and horse rides.
Sanjay Shah is an international financial adviser that operates out of London, England. He is the CEO and founder of Solo Capital Markets. Shah initially traveled down a very different path. He first studied to become a doctor until he decided that that occupation wasn’t for him.
Since then, he has worked at a variety of major investment banks such as Merrill Lynch.
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